95th ESA Annual Meeting (August 1 -- 6, 2010)

COS 55 - Competition

Wednesday, August 4, 2010: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
410, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Donald A. Yee
8:00 AM
Plants and nitrogen: Direct measurement of competition along environmental gradients
Clare J. Trinder, University of Aberdeen, UK; Rob W. Brooker, The Macaulay Institute; David Robinson, University of Aberdeen, UK
8:20 AM
Characteristic mutual interference and the development of competitive ability
John DeLong, University of Nebraska; David A. Vasseur, Yale University
8:40 AM
Killer seaweeds on coral reefs: Seaweeds poison corals with allelochemicals when not controlled by herbivores
Douglas B. Rasher, Georgia Institute of Technology; Sebastian Engel, Georgia Institute of Technology; Mark E. Hay, Georgia Institute of Technology
9:00 AM
Competition among agricultural pest insects and its role in pest outbreaks associated with transgenic Bt cotton
Adam R. Zeilinger, University of California, Riverside; Dawn M. Olson, USDA-ARS; David A. Andow, University of Minnesota
9:20 AM
Competitive effects of a dominant arboreal ant (Azteca instabilis) on ground foraging ant diversity and community structure in a coffee agroecosystem
Katherine K. Ennis, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan; John H. Vandermeer, University of Michigan
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Plant-soil feedbacks in the model system Arabidopsis thaliana
Anna G. Aguilera, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Richard V. Kesseli, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Adan Colon-Carmona, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Jeffrey S. Dukes, Purdue University
10:10 AM
Competition increases with abiotic stress and regulates the diversity of biological soil crusts
Matthew Bowker, Northern Arizona University; Santiago Soliveres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; Fernando T. Maestre, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
10:30 AM
10:50 AM
Testing habitat selection theory with slough crayfish (Procambarus fallax) across two vegetated habitats
Craig van der Heiden, Florida Atlantic University; Nathan J. Dorn, Florida Atlantic University
11:10 AM
The role of multi-species competitive interactions in determining the structure of plant communities
Erik T. Aschehoug, North Carolina State University; Ragan M. Callaway, The University of Montana